Category Archives: Lisa Haselton

Takeaways from YA panel at Crime Bake

During the New England Crime Bake conference a couple of weeks ago, I sat in on the panel titled “High School Murder: Writing the Young Adult Mystery.” Our own Julie Hennrikus moderated the panel that consisted of: Peter Abrahams (aka … Continue reading

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Pacing – a Crime Bake master class with Paul Doiron

The New England Crime Bake mystery conference for 2013 may be over, but the lessons learned can still be shared. I took Paul Doiron‘s (dwohr-ohn’s) master class “The Art of Pacing: And Then What Happened?” on Friday night. The other … Continue reading

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Writers’ challenges to help you…write

As I start getting psyched for November to arrive, I thought I’d share some writing-related challenges that may help give you the ‘it factor’ that you need to reach your goals. November is best known (to me) for National Novel … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow – New TV show

With the fall season, comes new TV shows. Have you checked out Sleepy Hollow on Fox? The premise is that Ichabod Crane awakens after 150 years and finds himself, and his foe, The Headless Horseman, still in the creepy town … Continue reading

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Gifts for mystery writers and readers

Sometimes you just come across something that makes you think of mystery writers. If any of your friends are challenged in what you might like, maybe you can pass these ideas along. Gun Egg Fryer Of course, if you’re like … Continue reading

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Good news, making luck and some lessons for writers

One lesson for all writers — a crummy title means no one will read. No title is a disaster. Blame it on coffee and a dog who wants to walk, but I’m publishing this again. This time with a title. … Continue reading

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New publisher for suspense, mystery, and thrillers

I just learned about this the other day and wanted to share. Witness Impulse is a new imprint from William Morrow/HarperCollins that publishes suspense and thriller digital originals. It launched September 1st. All authors start with 25% royalties. It expands … Continue reading

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Resource for writers – live chats every Sunday night

If you’d look to meet published authors, connect with other writers, or just have something new online to do on Sunday or Wednesday evenings, I can recommend The Writer’s Chatroom (TWC). I’ve been a moderator for the past 5 or so … Continue reading

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More tips for attending a writer’s conference

If you’re a writer, attending writers’ conferences can benefit your efforts to be successful. Conferences are offered throughout the country each year. Each is unique. You’ll find some that offer a little bit of everything for writers at every level. … Continue reading

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Prepping for “the Bake”… or any writing conference

Attending writers’ conferences can be fun and exhilarating. Cons can also be nerve-wracking, stressful, and overwhelming… if you don’t have a plan. I thought I’d share some tips for prepping for attending a writing conference — as I’m in the … Continue reading

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